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Starting Line for July 16

Sprint Cup

Event: 5-Hour Energy 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

TV: 1:30 p.m. Sunday, NBCSN.

Then and now: Brad Keselowski is the defending winner of this race. Penske Racing teammate Joey Logano won last fall’s Chase race at New Hampshire. … Kyle Busch won Saturday’s race at Kentucky Speedway, his second victory of the season, allowing him to close to within 87 points of 30th place in the Sprint Cup standings. Busch must be within the top 30 after the Richmond race in September to qualify for the Chase for the Sprint Cup. … Kevin Harvick remains atop the point standings, holding a 68-point lead over Jimmie Johnson and Joey Logano, who are tied for second place after Saturday’s race at Kentucky. Dale Earnhardt Jr. fell from second to fourth after Kentucky, 76 points back, while Martin Truex Jr. is fifth (96 points back).


Event: Lakes Region 200, New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

TV: 4 p.m. Saturday, NBCSN (Radio: PRN/SiriusXM Channel 90).

Then and now: Keselowski has won two of the last three Xfinity races at New Hampshire, including last year’s, but Kyle Busch has won four of the last six. … Keselowski won last Friday’s Xfinity Series race at Kentucky Speedway. … Chris Buescher remains atop the Xfinity points standings, holding a 36-point advantage over Chase Elliott. Ty Dillon remains in third place (46 points back). … Saturday’s race is the third in a stretch of 16 consecutive weeks of racing for Xfinity Series drivers before the final off-weekend of the season in October.

Camping World Truck

Event: 1-800-CARCASH Mud Summer Classic, Eldora Speedway; Rossberg, Ohio.

TV: 9 p.m. Wednesday, Fox Sports 1.

Then and now: The Camping World Truck Series technically will not race this weekend, but just a few days afterward, will compete in the third-annual Mud Summer Classic race in the dirt at Eldora Speedway, just northwest of Dayton, Ohio. The track is owned by NASCAR Sprint Cup star Tony Stewart, who purchased the facility 10 years ago. … Matt Crafton won his fourth race of the season (a career high) last Thursday at Kentucky Speedway. Crafton is going for a record third consecutive Truck championship. … Crafton holds a 20-point lead over No. 2 Tyler Reddick, and a 29-point margin over No. 3 Erik Jones.


Event: Iowa Corn 300, Iowa Speedway; Newton, Iowa.

TV: Saturday, 8 p.m., NBCSN.

Then and now: Sebastien Bourdais won his second race of the season in last Sunday’s ABC Supply Co. Inc. Wisconsin 250 in West Allis, Wis. … Four races remain on the schedule: two ovals (Iowa and Pocono) and two road courses (Mid-Ohio and the season finale in Sonoma). … As he has since the first race of the season (which he won in St. Petersburg, Fla.), Juan Pablo Montoya remains No. 1 in the point standings. He leads Scott Dixon, who moved into second place after Sunday’s race, by 54 points. Graham Rahal moved up to a tie for third with Helio Castroneves (both minus-69), Will Power fell from second to fifth (minus-70).


Lancaster National: IHRA Drag Racing-Nitro Night of Fire, 7 p.m. Friday; Stock Cars – Late Model Special, 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

Holland Speedway: NASCAR Mid-Season Championships, 7 p.m. Saturday.

Ransomville Speedway: Stock Cars, 7:15 p.m. Friday.

Freedom Motorsports Park: Stock Car Weekly Show, 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Little Valley Speedway: Super Late Model Mid-Summer Classic, 7 p.m. Friday.

Merrittville Speedway: 4-Cylinder Triple Crown Race 2, 7 p.m. Saturday.

Humberstone Speedway: RUSH Crate Late Model Tour, 6:30 p.m. Sunday.

Raceway 5: Weekly Stock Cars, 6 p.m. Saturday.

Wyoming County: Mid-Season Championship Night, 7 p.m. Saturday. Empire Dragway: IHRA Drag Racing, GRS Series 5 p.m. Saturday.